Getting the Right Color with DTG & Sublimation


Using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to make the exact right color is not always an easy task. There are many factors to consider. This Friday Ray Weiss from Printing United and Jim Raffel from ColorCasters and ColorMetrix Technologies will be joining the 2 Regular Guys to talk color management for DTG and Sublimation.

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Getting the Right Color with DTG & Sublimation

Aaron: Ray Weiss is Director of Digital Print Programs for PRINTING United Alliance, and joined the Association in 2014. He oversees training and certification workshops at PRINTING United Alliance. Ray is project manager for both the PDAA Certification program and the PRINTING United Alliance Digital Color Professional Certification program and is an instructor for the Color Management Boot Camps.

Terry: Jim Raffel is a color management consultant who also serves as CEO of ColorCasters, LLC and ColorMetrix Technologies LLC. As a veteran of the printing industry and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s acclaimed printing management program, in 1995 he formed ColorMetrix to bring an idea he had to make color measurement and evaluation easier by creating easy-to-use software solutions. Jim also co-hosts the weekly DyeSubCast with new episodes released each Friday. Learn more at

Aaron: Ray – start us off with sharing why color management is so important to decorators? Why not just push print and hope for the best?

Terry: Jim – You have made a career out of color management with ColorMetrix and ColorCasters. Where are you seeing people struggle the most?

Aaron: Let’s start from the beginning. How much color management control stems from the art preparation?

Terry: Will the chosen art program impact this? We have Photoshop users, Corel, Illustrator.

Aaron: How important is a good RIP software program in managing color?

Terry: What are the challenges to color profiling when it comes to DTG and Sublimation printing?

GÖSTA KARLSSON What is the best light inside to get the best color?

Aaron: Are there some tricks of the trade-in finding just the right color match?

Shandy Lindley Where can we find the instructions for all of these great suggestions?

Terry: Anything to add that we didn’t cover?

Aaron: How can our listeners find each of you?



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